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The Kroger Co. (KR) adding 250 jobs at its Boone County distribution facility

Posted at 11:58 AM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 11:58:35-04

FLORENCE, Ky. -- The Kroger Co. is putting another $17 million into its Boone County distribution center and adding 250 jobs there.

The majority of those jobs will be full-time positions, the company said in its announcement Monday.

In turn, Kroger will get up to $1 million in tax credits.

The 674,000-square-foot, $60 million distribution center along Mount Zion Road employs 80 people. It opened in October 2017 to service the company's distribution centers in the eastern United States.

The new, $17 million in spending will go toward new equipment and technology upgrades to support Kroger's online and digital services.

Kentucky's Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved tax incentives up to $1 million over 10 years for the project. Under the deal, Kroger can keep part of its investment though corporate income tax credits and wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.

Kroger also can get help from the Kentucky Skills Network, a program that helps company find and train employees. It provided job training to 120,000 people last year.